After the successful launch of Don Bradman Cricket 14, developer Big Ant Studios today announced that a sequel is on its way and will be titled as ‘Don Bradman Cricket 17’ and will be available on PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One this December.
While no new details were provided regarding new game modes, gameplay improvements or fixing the “super capable fielders”, it was mentioned that the game will include a new lighting system, photo realistic skin tones and also add more depth to already well established gameplay. Gamers will also be able to import their players from the previous game.
“The first Don Bradman Cricket got us off to a great start, providing players with an authentic, exciting game of cricket that allowed them to feel like they were standing in the middle of the oval, right on the pitch”, said Big Ant CEO Ross Symons.”Now, we’re taking the realism further with the advanced new engine we have developed this year.”
A demo for Don Bradman Cricket 17 is already available on Steam right now. Don Bradman Cricket 17 will be released in December, 2016.
The Demo includes just a character creator rather than featuring any real on field action. It is called the Don Bradman Cricket Academy. To quote the Steam Store Description, “The Don Bradman Cricket Academy allows gamers to build their dream cricket team and get prepped for the big competition when the full Don Bradman Cricket 17 game launches in December 2016. Gamers will be able to create and customise their players with an unprecedented level of control, altering players’ roles, mentalities, batting positions and numerous skills to create the ultimate superstar.”
However, updates and playable content are promised at a later date as follows. “The Academy gives a sense of what the final Don Bradman Cricket 17 will look and feel like and shall receive continued support and updates to the application in the lead up to the release of the game itself, including the addition of playable content.” While the previous title required a controller to play, the new game seems to have keyboard and mouse support.